New American Standard Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
King James Bible
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Darby Bible Translation
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.
World English Bible
A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.
Young's Literal Translation
A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The meaning of the first clause is obtained in the King James Version by the insertion of the words in italics, and it seems on the whole to be the best. The Septuagint and Vulgate give an entirely different rendering, based, apparently, upon a different text.
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
1 Samuel 17:28
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger burned against David and he said, "Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle."
The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.
With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
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